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Title: Development of COTS ADC SEE Test System for the ATLAS LArCalorimeter Upgrade

Radiation-tolerant, high speed, high density and low power commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are planned to be used in the upgrade to the Liquid Argon (LAr) calorimeter front end (FE) trigger readout electronics. Total ionization dose (TID) and single event effect (SEE) are two important radiation effects which need to be characterized on COTS ADCs. In our initial TID test, Texas Instruments (TI) ADS5272 was identified to be the top performer after screening a total 17 COTS ADCs from different manufacturers with dynamic range and sampling rate meeting the requirements of the FE electronics. Another interesting feature of ADS5272 is its 6.5 clock cycles latency, which is the shortest among the 17 candidates. Based on the TID performance, we have designed a SEE evaluation system for ADS5272, which allows us to further assess its radiation tolerance. In this paper, we present a detailed design of ADS5272 SEE evaluation system and show the effectiveness of this system while evaluating ADS5272 SEE characteristics in multiple irradiation tests. According to TID and SEE test results, ADS5272 was chosen to be implemented in the full-size LAr Trigger Digitizer Board (LTDB) demonstrator, which will be installed on ATLAS calorimeter during the 2014 Long Shutdownmore » 1 (LS1).« less
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  1. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China). State Key Lab. of Particle Detection and Electronics; Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China). Dept. of Modern Physics
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1001-8042; KA2101020; TRN: US1600736
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Science and Techniques
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1001-8042
Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS COTS ADC; Total Ionization Dose (TID); Single Event Effect (SEE); Single Event Upset (SEU); Single Event Functional Interrupt (SEIFI)